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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: August 7, 2018

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For the second straight week global interest in the US national debt surged, perhaps due to a report that in order to pay for ballooning government deficits, US Treasury borrowing in the second half of 2018 would increase 63 percent on the previous year.

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A Brand Macron Bump for the Iran Deal?

Emmanuel Macron's much-publicized state visit and presidential glad-handing appear to have energized support for the JCPOA online.

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Armed with a heavy-handed dose of transatlantic bonhomie, Emmanuel Macron travelled to Washington last week for a state visit, ready to press President Trump to change tack on the ...

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China Trade War Fears Still Running High

As perceived risk of NAFTA withdrawal has subsided, Sino-American trade war continues to rattle online observers.

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Over the weekend, Trump Administration officials sought to play down the escalating tit-for-tat with China over trade. The latest salvo had come April 5, when the White House annou...

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This Means (Trade) War

Online observers appear to perceive the Trump Administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum as a new phase of protectionism.

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The Trump Administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum drove global online interest in protectionism last week. The White House has threatened protectionist ac...

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Internet Bracing for Trade Investigation Results

Online audiences appear to be anticipating a development in the U.S. probe into alleged Chinese IP theft.

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Predata signals that measure online interest in trade protectionism rose after the Trump administration slapped an up to 30 percent tariff on solar panels and up to a 50 percent on...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: January 28

This week, international online audiences turned their attention to trade issues, the U.S. federal budget and debt, and Brazil's political landscape after an appeals court upheld a corruption ruling against presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Who Will Be Deputy Fed Chair?

The internet seems to think San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams is the frontrunner.

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According to our signals, online audiences consider San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams to be the frontrunner, followed by former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian. Views of a we...

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NAFTA Might Just Make it After All

A drop-off in the NAFTA Cancellation Risk Index bodes well for the deal's survival.

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Predata's NAFTA Cancellation Risk Index rose earlier in the week on reports that the Canadians were preparing for the eventuality that the United States would withdraw from the fre...

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Hot Signals: The War on Christmas

This week's geopolitical insight

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Each holiday season, the War on Christmas flares over several issues: nativity scenes on government property, secular Starbucks cups, and the semantic choices of presidential holid...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: U.S. Fed, Taxes, & Healthcare

The U.S. Federal Reserve, Tax Reform, and Healthcare topics dominated conversation over the past week, while Bitcoin and Brazilian Politics continue to generate attention.

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, U.S., and China Trade

With Nicolás Maduro expected to tighten his grip on Venezuela during today's municipal elections, public interest in a series of killings by state security forces shot upward, while global audiences are tuning back into the U.S. health care debate, and Chinese show concern over U.S.-China trade. Plus Brexit and Democratic Republic of Congo show online interest.

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1. Global netizens are paying attention to Venezuela, as the crisis-stricken country holds municipal elections today. With the opposition in disarray, ruling Socialist Party candid...

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